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LA's 'Soros DA' Gets Charges Dropped Against Election Software CEO
The Epoch Times
A judge in California on Nov. 9 dismissed charges against the CEO of
an election software firm, who prosecutors had accused of being behind
“probably the largest data breach in United States history.”
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks at a press
conference in Los Angeles on Dec. 8, 2021. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty
The Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out charges of conspiracy
and grand theft by embezzlement of public funds against Eugene Yu, the
CEO of Konnech, at the request of Los Angeles District Attorney George
Konnech did not respond to a request for comment.
The office of Gascon, a Democrat, said the request stemmed from
potential bias that it did not detail.
“We are concerned about both the pace of the investigation and the
potential bias in the presentation and investigation of the evidence,”
Tiffiny Blacknell, a spokeswoman for the office, told The Epoch Times
in an email. “As a result, we have decided to ask the court to dismiss
the current case, and alert the public in order to ensure
Gary Lincenberg, an attorney representing Yu, said the dismissal shows
that his client is innocent.
“Mr. Yu’s good name was tarnished by false narratives from fringe
conspiracy theorists who bragged about enlisting Los Angeles
prosecutors to further their political agenda. They have since been
found in contempt of court and were imprisoned for their contempt. We
are grateful that our judicial system still has checks and balances to
guard against their dangerous conduct,” Lincenberg said in a statement
to The Epoch Times.
He was referring to leaders of True the Vote, who were jailed after
refusing to identify a person they described as a confidential FBI
informant, but released from jail this week after an appeals court
overruled the judge who issued the confinement order.
Konnech sued the leaders, Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips,
alleging public comments the pair made defamed Yu, a Chinese-born
American citizen, and Yu’s firm.
Some of the comments aligned with the charging documents against Yu,
which alleged in part that he violated the contract Konnech signed
with Los Angeles County by storing data on poll workers on servers in
“Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech
was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States
citizens and permanent residents have access to it. District Attorney
investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information
was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China,” Gascon’s
office said in October.
Phillips testified in the defamation case that he was “told by L.A.
County” that they had accessed the same data he viewed in 2021.
The charges against Yu were dismissed without prejudice. That means
they can be refiled in the future.
Prosecutors have not ruled out refiling charges.
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